Brooklyn Academy of Music hosts annual MLK event

The Brooklyn Academy of Music on Monday hosted its 31st annual event celebrating the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.



The academy in Fort Greene welcomed more than 2,000 people to celebrate the civil rights leader and hear local civic leaders, musicians, poets and other performers to honor King's legacy and keep his message alive.



Many spoke about the importance of remembering to unite and stand up for civil liberty, including Mayor Bill de Blasio and Sens. Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand.



The annual celebration began in 1990, and it is New York's largest public tribute to King's life and vision.


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